Director Roland Emmerich and his producer Dean Devlin have been working hard on bringing us two follow-ups to Independence Day. It seems like it's going to happen, but Emmerich is also looking to go beyond those two sequels. He revealed in a recent Q&A session during the Hero Complex Film Festival that he hopes to see a whole series of films get made. It was also revealed that Jeff Goldblum is expected to return. /Film was on hand to get some of that info.
When asked where the sequel currently stood, Devlin had this to say:
Roland and I would really like to do one. We have some pretty darn good ideas on how to do one and, hopefully, that will all come together. A lot of things have to align. The planets have to piece together and if they do, it’ll happen.
They then confirmed that Goldblum's character has a place in their story and that he's expected to return. Emmerich then goes on to talk about building a mythology that would allow for them to make more than one sequel.
That’s actually what we talked a lot about. The mythology of why did the aliens come in the first place, what is the bigger story of this whole thing? And we talked a lot about swarm intelligence. And [the humans] are individual intelligence. Even though we kill each other and have wars against each other, we have something special. We have this domino human spirit to believe in good and over coming enemies. And it’s a little bit about that and when you get a bigger mythology going, I think then you have the chance to do not only one or two or three but you can create a series and that’s what we want to do.
I think they could pull this off. These movies will make money, and as long as they keep making money, the studios and filmmakers will want to keep making films. I'm really curious to see what their plans are. Hopefully everything comes together sooner rather than later because I think it would be really fun to see this sci-fi franchise come back.
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